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to dublin, new hampshire. this is a fundraiser with texas senator ted cruz, one of the candidates we might see run for president in 2016. the chair of the new hampshire gop will introduce senator kelly ontte, and then we will move to ted cruz's remarks. tos is part of c-span's road the white house coverage, starting with music i a local singing group. group. local singing ♪ ♪ america, blow the trumpet of freedom lying down in unity one nation unto god in liberty against the odds we will stand for freedom america ♪ ♪ ♪ let it resound through golden plains from sea to sea and over the purple mountains majesty let it rise above the sea landghout the lambda-- the and be the heartbeat of every man america blow the trumpet of freedom no stopping now we will charge on today might we join ourselves in unity one nation unto god in liberty against the odds we will stand for freedom america ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] >> thank you so -- is this on? thank you so much. can you help me one more time? what a beautiful, beautiful job. beautiful. horne, is jennifer chairman of the new hampshire republ
with three stars. every three-star had to address all. i went to the reserve center in texas to address the reserve component. and we are stressing three things. first of all, the real emphasis on the east coast training at every level, both in the entry level training and then continuing our pme and the list of officers to talk about expected conduct and the ethos of being a warrior and treating everyone with fairness and dignity. the last thing is we are taking a hard look at being able to harden the target if you will by getting the supervision back on the reserve component, getting supervision into the places like hotels where they spend their time during the drill weekends to ensure the proper level supervision is there and that you ensure the folks that would come in and do harm are identified quickly and separated just as quickly. >> the navy is doing the same thing as the marine corps. we are very much into the barracks come in to where our sailors are on the drill weekend and throughout the week. we found that about 50% of the reports have to do with alcohol, and so we are push
to the distinguished, articulate and experienced member of the judiciary committee, ms. jackson lee from houston, texas. the chair: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the chair: without objection, so ordered. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman from tennessee for his distinguished leadership and friendship and the chairman of the full committee because i believe that it is fair to have a difference of opinion. it is also fair to say that there are times when we have a great opportunity to work together. and i believe that the gentleman mentioned my tenure on the judiciary committee, so let me document for my colleagues it's reins act goes around -- colleagues, the reins act goes around and around and around and around. it is constantly repeated and reintroduced and it constantly fails. for the new members on my friends on the other side of the aisle who are standing up and talking about what a great impact this would have, using old data and misinterpretation. for there is no real documentation that the reins act
. these are just rough numbers, about a million new jobs in the state of texas in the last five years. roughly a million lost jobs in california. that is amazing. points is what we are seeing right now is one of the great wealth transfers in american history geographically from states like california that don't get it right, my home state of illinois that don't get it right and states that do get it right like texas. this is one reason to be bullish on the future of texas. the interesting thing is texas and california are the two highest immigration states. the tax system is a much better job of economically assimilating immigrants so they are successful here. tell a foreign more of a welfare invites immigrants and the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas, in my opinion, for jobs. people come to california for welfare grade i think you see the differing economic outcomes as a result. texas is the model other states should be emulating. see that entire event coming up today at 5:00 eastern. live at 7:00, c-span will host a town hall looking at immigration a
the death penalty for shooting and killing 14 fellow soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with our stephanie stanton who said it is just a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and are expected to approve that resolution at which point bob filne
show up in washington, asking congress to do things like not annexed texas. it was seen as a great slave conspiracy, which it was. end slavery and the district of columbia. many of these were gathered by women, and many women sign these petitions. what you get is women actively participating in politics to change america for the better. the other great women's movement is the temperance movement. they are active in movements to prevent prostitution. these are things that are close to what would be considered omesticity for women, but is outside the house. it is in the public space. someone like sarah polk, with the exception of temperance, would have been appalled at what these women were asking for. eventually, by 1848, someone in and a few men, such as frederick douglass, are asking for the right to vote for women. that is a long time in coming. it is beginning at this time. >> headers on the phone from jackson,, mississippi. what is your question? >> i would like to know who ran against james k. polk when he as running for president and did sarah polk play the part? >> polk runs
. severe storms around the texas panhandle. scattered showers from south dakota to minnesota. thunderstorms for much of the east coast. and in the west, from new mexico, to colorado. >> mostly 80s in the rockies. 70s in the upper midwest. 90s in the southeast. 80s from boston to atlanta. >>> still ahead, a star-studded dispute. which actor left the movie set because he wasn't getting $3 million for less than a week of work? >>> plus, an international manhunt is under way, after investigators say a teenage girl was abducted from her own home. this morning, the plea from her father. >>> and reducing the risk of dementia. what doctors are saying about a connection between alzheimer's and your blood sugar level. when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast, i need all the help i can get. that's why i like nutella. mom, what's the capital of west virginia? charleston. nutella is a delicious hazelnut spread my whole family loves. mom, have you seen my -- backpack? nutella goes great on whole-wheat toast or whole-grain waffles. and its great taste comes from a unique combination of simple i
on in north carolina legislatively, that's the fraud. what's going on in texas legislatively, that's the fraud. it's a made-up story to go after minorities. it's a made-up story to go after the elderly, the poor, the economically challenged and also to set up a bunch of hoops for the young kids in this country to get involved in the process. i say we can win this fight. but today has to be a wake-up for all americans that we have a long way to go. i want to bring in hillary shelton of the naacp, the grio's joy reid, and also lehigh university professor, james peters peterson. now, we all have our issues and things that we believe in. i lived diversity, i went to a black high school. i saw communities get resourced. back when i was in high school, we had after-school programs, we had resources. there was no idea like, we're not going to fund this school in this district, but we're not going to fund this one for certain reasons. and we are setting a dangerous precedent in this country by accepting the fact that teachers are the problem. that public education is failing all across the board. what
a shot at getting elected as the next governor of texas. dylan byers, media critic for politico will be here to talk about "the washington post" purchase and michael, democratic strategist will take a look at the kentucky race and others. but first... >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> here's what's making news. america's children are slimming down. for the first time in decades, we can say our children are not getting fatter. a study from the cdc that examined the nation's preschoolers found in 18 states, the obesity rate is actually falling. that's the good news. the bad news is the obesity rate held steady in do states. some of the states, ten states overall were examined due to the way data is collected. but a lot of people are crediting michelle obama's let's move campaign for this good news. it certainly helps keep the weight off. >> bill: she's got to get some credit for that. and just raising awareness of the problem. >> absolutely. that's the good news. >> bill: a lot of republicans are beating up on her saying this is silly. no, this is a serious problem.
to those states. we're on our way to north carolina. we're on our way to texas. we're on our way to florida. and when they ask us for our voter id, take out a photo of medgar evers, take out a photo of goodman, chaney, viola louisa. they gave their lives so we could vote. look at this for the, a and it gives you the idea of who we are. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> i gach enough blood on that bridgidge selma, alabama for the right to vote. i'm not going to stand by and let the supreme court take the right to vote away from us. you cannot stand by. you cannot sit down. you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out and get in the way. >> congressman john lewis at yesterday's march on washington, 50th anniversary, invoking the historical legacy for voting equality, a struggle that very
tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized. >> mr. speaker, in the president's pivot back to jobs last week, he told a crowd that america has fought its way back after the start of the great recession. mr. wilson: five years ago unemployment was at 6%. now it's at 5.5%. five years ago 30 million americans received food stamps. today 47.8 million are enrolled. we are no way back to where we were before the 2008 collapse. as the president's -- it's the president's economic agenda that's pushing further us into danger. as a business owner of 42 years, i've been on the receiving end of these job-killing policies and i know what we need to get the economy back on track. we need to reform the tax code. we need to ensure our military remains fully funded and well-equipped and the best in the world. we should never accept 7.6% as the normal level for unemployment or 15% poverty rate and we should never accept an econ
was wounded in an automobile driving into the downtown dallas along with the governor of texas. they have been taken to the hospital where their condition as yet unknown. we haven't been told their condition at dallas and a downtown hotel room a group has been gathered to hear president kennedy awaiting his arrival. let's head down there now where we are on the air. >> as you can imagine there are many stories that are coming in to the actual condition of the president. one is that he is dead. this cannot be confirmed. another is that the governor is in the operating room. this we have not confirmed. the president was whisked from the scene of the attempted assassination or assassination, depending upon his condition this hour to the hospital, and the president undoubtedly in the emergency room at the hospital would be on the first floor of the apartment. we are awaiting something more officials that is of course difficult certainly to go on the reports back at the cbs newsroom in new york. we have just been advised of dallas the diffusions are being governed to president kennedy. let us recal
betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. ♪ >>> welcome back let's recap our top stories. the white house reiterated that president obama does not expect to send u.s. troops to syria, and the un says one million syrian children are now refugees because of the conflict. in lebanon at least 37 people are dead, and hundreds are injured after explosions happened after morning prayer. >>> and a jury has resumed deliberations in the court-martial of nidal hasan. he passed on his final chance to address the jury on thursd
the real protections we've had, and you saw right away in texas. >> within hours. >> within hours, texas had enacted a reapportionment plan that a three-judge federal court in washington declared not only was in effect, but intentionally rachellely discriminatory and therefore illegal, as soon as they threw out the fact that texas had to get such laws clear, texas announced they would institute -- they would effectuate the all right declared racially discriminatory redistricting plan, and states are coming up with all these different voter suppression items. so yes, that plus the effects on the judiciary, and another thing, we've had increasingly in the last 20 years draconian minimum -- mandatory minimum sentences, which means that a prosecutor, not a judge, really hat the negotiating leverage. the prosecutor says to a defendant if i don't plead guilty, i'll give you a 30-year sentence. if you ploo ed guilty, we'll make it six months. and the odds -- the disparity is so great that there's tremendous pressure, especially when there isn't adequate legal representation on innocent defendan
. the procedure was performed successfully earlier this morning without any complication at the texas health presbyterian hospital. president bush in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow and resume his normal schedule thursday. he's grateful to the skilled medical professionals who cared for him. he thanks his family, friends, fellow citizens for prayers and well wishes and encourages us all to get our regular checkups. susan, here it is. this is a man, one thing about him, very healthy. >> super fit. >> a very fit life. just a reminder, no matter how much exercise you get -- >> god bless you, mr. president, and speedy recovery. he's an amazing man who has given to others in many ways. he's bald, as we know, keys out out there standing up for people. i hope he's back in kennebunkport. >> george w. bush. no worries. i assume the well wishers. >> mr. president, back to the ranch. >> by the way, up next jim demint versus gop. we'll talk with the former senator about why now, as head of the powerful heritage foundation, he's focusing so much fire on republicans instead of democrats. >>> s
arises when a couple married in california or another state moves to state like florida or texas that does not respect their marriage. until we succeed in getting rid of the remaining marriage bans in these states it's clear those governments will not recognize the couple that is married and they will get some but probably not all of the federal benefits they would get if they were living in a state that respected their marriage. at administration has been coming out with guidance on various benefits since the decision came down so we have some answers at this point. it seems pretty clear for immigration purposes, the 70-thre federal government will respect the marriages that were married in any jurisdiction that allows it no matter where the couples live now. federal employees will be able to get spousal health insurance and other benefits if they're legally married in any state regardless where they currently live. same for military spouses. so we have some clarity on some of these issues. the two big ones that are sort out of out standing and waiting for guidance from the admi
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not as good for society, they are good for the economy, a
the person. they only care about their power. host: here is tyler from texas. caller: regarding boehner being the leader. he is not the leader. mcconnell is not either. teddy cruz is the one who is going to bring this thing home. , heas not been wrong yet knows the constitution better than anybody up there. he is fighting this obamacare thing. it is our last chance to move government overreach. host: why are they not being leaders in this case? night jimesday demint, ted cruz, and rafael were in dallas, and the night before they were in arkansas. the people have to rise up. we are the government, not those guys. ted is trying to help us take our country back. host: the caller brings up senator cruise speaking at a fundraiser in new hampshire -- senator ted cruise speaking at a fundraiser in new hampshire. here's what he had to say. [video clip] >> we are right now in the middle of a fight. we have the single best opportunity we have had to actually succeed in stopping obamacare. on september 30, 38 days from continuing resolution that funds the federal government expires. i have publicly pled
believe that dimaggio is headed to canada or texas in a nissan versa. >>> a registered sex offender is in custody in antioch. they arrested kevin harvey after responding to reports after a man seen waving at a gun at the somersville towne center yesterday. they were able to link harvey and the gun to the kidnapping and assault that took place the day before. harvey kidnapped a woman at gunpoint from a kmart parking lot. >>> a new billboard has popped up in san francisco with a clear anti-hate message. it reads hate has no place in our city and san francisco embraces diversity and acceptance. the bill was paid for with money raised in a crowd funding campaign, in response to some anti-muslim ads that ran earlier this year on buses. >>> a scam is going out, from people who call you in order to claim a prize in the publishers clearing house sweepstakes. here's what happened when this man got involved. >> reporter: it's a phone call that many people think they want. >> you have won $5 million from publishers clearing house. >> reporter: this oakland resident got that call yesterday. bu
, the justice department filed a lawsuit against the state of texas to belowic that state's voter i.d. law that went in effect a mere hours -- in a statement here, eric holder said -- we will not allow the supreme court's recent decision to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights. in fact, within hours of that comment, senator john cornyn of texas, one part pan paul issued a statement -- facts mean little to a justice department bent on inserting itself into the sovereign affairs of texas and a lame-duck administration in trying to turn our state blue. excuse me, senator. lame duck? we are six months into a four-year presidential term, but that's the way they want us to think, isn't it, clarence? they've been good a the it. >> sure. the irony of this is, as was mentioned earlier, while the republicans have put so much attention on voter i.d. they had a problem getting white and blue collar male voters to turn out. that's probably what sunk romney. when you look at the low turnout among reliable republican voters in -- reliable districts, espe
. that was 225 thundershow,000 pe. people have come from all over. met two women from texas and i want to talk to some gentlemen who have come all this way from my earth state of kansas from the wichita area. roosevelt and dean. how important was it for you to be here, roosevelt? >> it was very important for me to be attorney 50 years ago and born and raised in mississippi and to experience the things i experienced growing up there and now to have a passion in wichita, kansas to create jobs from young black men to get them out of gangs and get them off the streets and this atmosphere. i think back to my grandfather and great grandfather and uncles that went through what they went through that myself would have just a chance, an opportunity that i have now. it is uawesome for me ps this i a once in a lifetime experience and one i never will forget. >> enjoy the day today. this is a picture what dr. king wanted to see for america. how important is it for you to to be here today? >> here to celebrate the dream, to continue the dream. it's not over. you know? as long as there is a disproportionate
to that message. >> the justice department is suing the state of texas, for example, over its voter i.d. law. indications that the justice department may sue other states as well. why are you calling that a gamble this morning? >> the justice department is relying on a method of challenging the voter i.d. law that hasn't been tested that may be tough. the key is the signal that this administration is sending to the states. attorney general holder said when he announced this, that he didn't want it to be open season for states to try to change their voter law. so it looks like the justice department may also challenge north carolina which also enacted a voter i.d. law, that that state says is necessary to avoid fraud. but the justice department and opponents say clearly will make it harder for minorities to vote. >> okay. so mike allen, let me ask you this. i'm curious. because i keep reading these stories an i hear these fiery condemnations of these laws across the country. in north carolina, in texas, are they just asking people to have a picture i.d. ? or are they, what, doing like, like p
the people actually want. we do not need rushed legislation, social security cut. fred in texas. republican calller. federal lot from my understanding is based on public law passed by congress, rules and regulations written by the agencies, case law from the federal courts and then the executive orders written by the president. four being done, democrats are blocking everything congress does. www.regulations.gov you'll find out we a pass 6000 regulations in the past month. the attorney general in the state of oklahoma has filed suit the epathe epa because gets sued in federal court by an environmental agency, environmental group. the epa walks in and says you caught us, we capitulate. so they are making case law and the oklahoma attorney general is saying that is not legal. then you have the executive order written by the president who decides not to enforce immigration or anything else. empty-they are leaving handed is not true. we will hear from two members of the house, the first one coming up in 15 minutes. scott garrett, republican of new jersey. we will also talk with congressman alan
a possible death sentence. >>> in austin, texas, a man is charged with trying to crash a plane by working to open the emergency exits while it was in the air. the airtran flight from baltimore made an emergency landing in memphis on monday. randolph robinson is charged with attempting to damage an aircraft. the indictment says robinson's actions forced flight attendants to physically remove him from the doors. no one on board that plane was hurt. >>> delaware attorney general bo biden is in great shape and will be discharged from the hospital today. vice president joe biden says his son has had a successful medical procedure at a cancer center in houston, texas. he is being evaluated after becoming weak and disoriented last week. there's no word now on what that procedure was. >>> more affordable college education, that's the focus of a two-day bus tour by president barack obama that kicks off today. the president will visit schools in new york and pennsylvania to push through a number of proposals aimed at curbing the rising and higher costs of higher education. the president says pric
by the republican from texas so we don't have to worry about this. once we put the operatives concerns at rest we can use it for the potentials out there without worrying about the cloud of big brother. host: what are the high points of the powe promise? guest: it would been the weaponization of drones. that is one key thing. host: is there an appetite in congress to get this legislation done? guest: i think that there's been a lot of interest in there issue. it is a very difficult environment for anything to pass so who knows. but i think what we are seeing in the states is a strong indicator that a lot of people in congress are hearing from constituents and there is a lot of concern about this. host: jim is up next from new york city, democrat's line. caller: good morning. host: you are on. caller: i worked as a commercial airline pilot in this country and the concern about personal information is one thing. you just mentioned not doing drone work that volumes weaponization. if you look at the way the united states uses these things overseas, the united states has a temporary advantage in this
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, which is a year, in prison. unprecedented. maggie from texas, independent line. i am a progressive. my choice would be bernie sanders. sanders, heie stands up for the little people. can you hear me? host: go ahead. caller: he is a man of principle. he stands up for the little people. he does not represent the one percent in this country. he represents the other 99%. overwhelmingly choose bernie sanders. host: please tell me what first brought him to your attention. what is the specific thing that got him? caller: i have followed him for years. there are a few good democrats. they are still controlled by the party politics. i will take bernie sanders any day. three comments so far, a wide range of comments, about who best or present your political party. you have heard our folks talk about it this morning. tell us why and tell us who that person is. the phone lines, if you want to give us a call -- here's the latest from egypt, saying -- politics is our discussion for the first topic this morning, who better be since your political party. lakeland, florida, democrats line, hello. has --
today in florida. >> the texas governor was in a state of confusion at the red state gathering. >> you look at south carolina. you look at florida. >> you're in louisiana. >> where am i? >> the pit of despair. >> i know when i said that, i'm in one of those states that reflects that today in louisiana. >> oops. >> millions lined up for their chance at that million-dollar dream. >> $1 million. >> this jackpot is a crack ton of money. >> $448.4 million. >> this week's jackpot made new millionaires in new jersey and minnesota. >> yes! >> i was in shock. i was absolutely in shock will i never imagined it would be me. never, ever. >> kim called me at like 8:30. she said are you a millionaire sure enough, they are right and i said i'll have to call you back later. >> this week's top trender. >> going on at the hyatt that no one wants to talk about. everyone was hush-hush. >> shhh. be very quiet. >> the insider tells us the entire place was rented out by the koch brothers. >> republican hot brothers join the billionaire brothers for a secret meeting in new mexico. >> what kind of dastardly sc
, because texas tea party hero, ted cruz, was actually born there. and that made some people ask whether he's eligible to run for president. senator cruz wants to put the whole thing to rest. so he's released his birth certificate. i wonder what people will look for. >> there's one line called place of birth. i'd like to see what he said. >> we can actually see that right here. the place of birth is calgary, in alberta, canada. but legal experts agree, senator cruz is eligible to run for president. since his mother was a u.s. citizen, her son was a citizen from birth. i'm sure that will satisfy everyone. >> you are not allowed to be a president if you're not born in this country. he may not have been born in this country. >> well, that's not what the experts say. but the donald seems pretty sure. what does the right think about this particular document? >> i cannot in good faith report to you that these documents are authentic. >> really? it looks authentic to me. but was this all necessary? did we really need to see the senator's personal papers? >> why are all these people that just ask t
in texas, it is said. the nfl's houston texans unveiled that, the world east largest indoor video screen. 53 feet high, 277 feet long. put that in the man cave, right? the cost, though, $16 million smackers. 15,000 square feet is what it gets you, though, of screen. you have to stack here if you had all that square feet, 1400 60-inch tvs to get what you see there. >>> jason dufner on the top of the world after winning the pga championship. he took his trophy to the empire state building. dufner's wife instagramed this. so much for people saying he was not very emotional. >>> just ahead for you, the life and times of the legendary ron burgundy will soon be revealed to all. >>> welcome back on this wednesday morning. if you're heading out the door, looks like your drive will be clear of any troublesome weather. we are going to look for clear skies. if you're driving near the fires, drive through some smoke, but that would be about it. 97, salt lake city, 82 in seattle. tomorrow, i mentioned the storm goes to the north, tries to drag through the front, couple clouds, showers, not a lot of w
dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. you are consuming them. that's next on "consider this." >> boston magazine released more images from the arrest of accused boston marathon bomber tsarnaev. he was emerging bottom the boat with police lasers trained on his head. he pleaded not guilty to charges for the bombing that killed three people. >> the united states is sending a special envoy to north korea to free a u.s. citizen. they claimed he is a spay. the white house are deeply concerned about his health and urged the north korean government to send him home. >> while crews battle wildfires out west, f
. in fort hood, texas a convicted killer is waiting to be sentenced. nidal hasan is the man responsible for the 2009 fort hood shooting. she joining us now live from fort hood. heidi where are we in the trial now? >> well just moments ago, dell, hasan spoke, saying he has no closing statement in this punishment phase of the trial, no surprise to anyone here. he's mainly stayed silent out there this court-martial. you contrast that to what we heard from the government earlier this morning in their closing argument. painstakingly going into detail about these victim impact statements we heard through these last two days of the families left behind from the victims that hasan shot. the 13 people who lost their lives on november 5th, 2009. colonel mike mulligan opening his closing argument by telling the jury, quote, death. he was trained as a doctor to save lives, but on five november he only death death. he dealt no compassion, no understanding, no exceptions, he only dealt death. that's the argument that the jury will soon start deliberating. and now that we know that hasan is make nothi
. not that that is what he was saying. but i have paired >> where are you from? >> i am mercy from fort hood, texas. i am a military brat. my family spent some time at fort clayton in panama. and my parents met in fort campbell in kentucky and that is where i went to high school and college. >> were college? -- what college? >> i went to bowling team -- bowling green, kentucky. >> how did you get into this business? >> my brother had a paper route when i was a kid and that was back in the days when the papers would be dropped off at the would helpa.m. and i my brother fold them and then put the rubber bands on them. we went that fancy back in. we didn't have the bags. so that is what i did in texas. and i wasn't very good at folding. i was a little busy reading. but my brother wasn't paying me anyway. but i have always said i'm glad ,didn't do lawns otherwise i would be in the lawnmowing business. >> wordage dr. college? >> -- what did you do after college? >> i covered everything from andts to cops to city hall then i went to begin newspapers in white plains, new york and i covered politics in westchest
have. >> where are you from? >> from ft. hood, texas. i'm a military brat. my family spent some time at ft. panama. in and my parents originally met at kentucky.ll in and that is where i went to high college. d >> what college? >> western kentucky university kentucky the en, home of rand paul. there very soon. >> how did you get into this business? paper route had a when i was a kid. hat was back in the day when the papers would be dropped off i the house at 5:00 a.m. and would help my brother fold them and put the rubber bands on them. weren't that fancy. we didn't have the bags. killeen, at i did in texas. and i wasn't very good at folding. i was a little busy reading. my brother wasn't paying anyway. ut i have always said i'm glad my mother did the lawns because otherwise i might be in the lawn business. >> where did you go after college? first job at the courier journal in louisville, kentucky. court ed everything from to cops to city hall. and then i went to gannett white plains, new york. and i covered politics in westchester county. to the star nt ledger in new jersey where i
of an engine fire. a homeowner in texas is thank. for her not so scary guard dog today. the lap dogs scared away a gun-toting burglar. the would-be robber kicks the gate if her house and ran away when the dogs went after them they chased the suspect down the street. they bite is worse than their bark. those are the top stories right now. >>> the obama administration has bet and lost heavily on greed energy. think of solyndra for example. that has not stopped it from pushing on to ways that some evade congressional oversight. >> for the first time, the solar panels are going up on the roof of the white house. part of a mandate as part of renewables for the government. and symbolic gesture that the president is plowing ahead with the green energy agenda. >> he said he wasn't going to wait for congress. he had administrative authority and time to utilize those more effectively in a more concerted way. >> the obama administration is being strategically brilliant by doing this behind the scenes. they are going to achieve everything that the u.n. treaty, cap and trade and carbon taxes could have
backlash from us. in northoral mondays carolina. you see wendy davis and the filibuster in texas. and you're having a big rally. -- for reproductive rights, october 2. we're going to fight back. we are not going to give up the ground we have right now. we must go forward. i keep saying this in my head. justice delayed is justice denied. we cannot lose a generation to the tea party years -- partiers. [applause] >> that is certainly a difficult act to follow. i'm truly delighted to be here on behalf of the wyca of the u.s. i am proud to say that dr. dorothy was a leader in our movement for over 30 years. she was the director of our center for racial justice. for more than 150 years, the ywca has been dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. we were one of the first institutions to defy accepted social opinions on race. when you think about the present, as i was sitting at my chair, i started to get a little bit depressed. thinking, clearly, the death of trayvon martin and the acquittal of his killer, the voting rights act assault, the healthcare disparity, the achievement gap,
plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove the blithe. >>> and at least 21 people in texas have been sickened from a measles outbreak. that's the headlines "consider this" is up next on al jazeera. ♪ ♪ >>> who is bash aral-assad. the syrian president could be forcing america into another unpopular mideast war. how did a man who trained to be an opthal gist turn into this leader. >>> and a count think clerk takes what he says the current law into his own hands and joins the hands of those who want a marriage certificate regardless of their sexual preference. should one man be able to change the same-sex marriage debate? good evening, i'm antonio mora, and welcome to "consider this." we begin with syria, as the obama administration weighs its options to intervene in syrian's civil war, the white house's repeated calls for bashar al-assad's removal. >> reporter: after two and a half years of turmoil, leaving more than 100,000 people dead, the man ruling syria has earned the reputation of a ruthless leader, one the white house reiterated on tuesday must go. but he seems set
in texas and north carolina. >> well, i'm just so excited to be here. i was not born 50 years ago. however my parents met when they were active in the civil rights movement. sofrg that was about the march 50 years ago, the dream, is -- i sat on the shoulders of all these folks. i would not be the first african-american woman attorney general in california if it were not for those fights. this is a vow we're making to our commitment to equal rights and civil right in our country. in terms of the civil rights act it was a great achievement. ruth bader ginsberg said it well we need to understand maybe it's not raining at one particular moment doesn't mean we put our umbrella away. the civil rights amendment was to assure equal access to the polls. we know with texas and other places that access is questionable and that was the power of the voting rights act which was actually gutted by the supreme court decision and i applaud erick holder and the justice department doing the work they are doing to fight, to make sure that all americans have equal access to the polls. >> course the march was f
this month. heritage foundation jim demint and a texas pastor and father of texas senator ted cruz will talk about efforts to cut off funding for the health care law. >> then they go out and lead in their communities, they go out and lead and get the message out and they are influential and we are looking for a vast network of these individuals across the country so we can provide an infrastructure of accountability. we call the people doing this sentinels. we believe they have been doing it all along. we want to sustain and equip them. we invite more people to be trained and do this kind of important work. i want to introduce a lady who has been doing this in pennsylvania. she is involved in her local tea party, her local republican club. when she first started she was relatively inactive but now she is taking meetings with her congressmen. she sin formed, and able to get the conservative message out. we're excite ford her to come out. please come up and give us our pledge. [applause] >> i pledge allegion to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands o
in texas. that tops our agenda panel on this friday. aaron comon and mary tracey tumar and jamal buoy. good to see all of you on a friday. let's start in north carolina where former secretary of state colin powell blasted that state's voting law during a speech in raleigh in front of the governor who signed the bill into law. the four-star general spoke moments after the opening remarks saying the law, among other things, punishes ultimately and ultimately hurt the republican party. he says i want to see policies that encourage every american to vote and not make it more difficult to vote. it immediately turns off a voting block the republican party needs. these kind of actions do not build on the base. it just turns people away. jamal, how big of a deal is it to have general colin powell weighing in here? >> i think a big deal. he is the highest profile person, not just republican, to criticize north carolina's voting law. maybe this will get ordinary citizens paying attention. people tend to listen when colin powell speaks and i think he is right. this law is clearly designed to reduce vo
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